Top Secret Nutrition - Cardio Igniter Athletic Performance Enhancer Watermelon - 35 Servings - 11.11 oz. (0.69 lb. / 315 g)
Top Secret Nutrition Cardio Igniter Athletic Performance Enhancer is enhanced with ursolic acid. The Cardio Igniter is a new category of pre-workout performance enhancing supplement that focuses on promoting aerobic capacity and burning fat. If your goal is to support your best performance and get ripped while doing it, the Cardio Igniter is the product that can help.
Cardio Igniter is designed to:
- Help boost aerobic capaicty
- Help protect and stimulate lean muscle mass
- Help accelerate fat loss
- Help support concentration and stave off boredom
- Provide stamina-boosting, long-lasting energy and endurance
- provide key electrolytes that help delay fatigue and maintain mental alertness
Scientific Advantage Utilizing Fat as Energy Source
The Cardio Igniter utilizes a novel physiological technique that not only helps increase endurance elvels but also supports fat burning.
Skeletal muscle relies mainly on carbohydrates and fat oxidation to meet energy needs druing exercise. Numerous scientific studies have suggested that increasing the intensity of exercise leads to a faster utilization of carbohydrates. As carbohydrates are used, glycogen is depleted; this glycogen depletion is the limiting factor for the continuation of strenuous exercise.
Traditionally, athletes have tried to slow down the depletion of glycogen by consuming high amounts of carbohydrates before and/or during strenuous exercise. Although effective, there is another way to improve endurance: utilize fatty acid oxidation as an energy source. Research suggests that enhancing fatty acid oxidation during exercise promotes a reduced rate of glycogen degradation, resulting in an improved endurance capacity. Guided by the latest scientific data and research, Cardio Igniter has been designed to promote fatty acid oxidation.
How to Use Cardio Igniter:
Cardio Igniter is great to use prior to any high intensity training where you need maximum aerobic capacity such as cross training, HIIT (high intensity interval training) and LISS (low intensity steady state). Cardio Igniter helps prioritize fat as an energy source druing exercise and provides both anti-catabolic and anabolic (lean mass potentiating) elements. Burn fat while you work out!
- Post-Workout, Before Cardio
Many athletes perform resistance training prior to cardio (aerobic activity), while glycogen stores are high and energy levels are strong. Cardio Igniter is an excellent solution post resistance training because it helps to fuel the anabolic window and protect lean mass, while at the same time priming the body for aerobic activity and fat burning. Don't miss the window!
- Before Stand-Alone Cardio
Help prime your body and mind for maximum burning and aerobic intensity with the Cardio Igniter. Never do cardio without it!
- Before Athletic Activity
Cardio Igniter's ability to help support energy, improve endurance, and enhance mental focus is a huge benefit to anyone performing athletic activities. It is very beneficial for aerobic oriented sports such as crossfit, soccer, basketball and martial arts. Burn fat while you perform!
Cardio Igniter Benefits:
- Provides both an anti-catabolic and anabolic (lean mass potentiating) elements
- Helps prioritize fat as an energy source during exercise
- Primes your body for aerobic activity with:
- Physical and mental Energizing Compounds
- Endurance-Enhancing Components
- Fatigue-Delaying Nutrients
- Lipolytic-Stimulating Triggers
- Mind-Focusing, Boredom-Fighting Support
- Advanced Thermogenics
- Multi-Pronged Fat-Burning Support
- Muscle-Sparing Positive Nitrogen Balance Stimulators
- Metabolism-Boosting Agents
- pH Buffering for Stronger and Longer Contractions
Amino Shield with Ursolic Acid
Amino Shield is a patent-pending anti-catabolic lean mass supporting element, containing ursolic acid. A proprietary extract from the Eriobotrya japonica, better known as the loquat, Amino Shield contains several beneficial compounds called triterpenoids. In a recent human clinical trial, Amino Shield was suggested to decrease the excretion of 3-methylhistidine (3-MH), which researchers use as an indicator of muscle protein breakdown. Top Secret included Amino Shield in Cardio Igniter to help reduce muscle loss and support lean mass stimulation. Additionally, researchers from the University of Iowa performed an animal study the suggests Ursolic Acid to be anti-catabolic and anabolic. They surmised that Ursolic Acid not only reduces muscle loss but may also support muscle gain and fat loss.
Red Beet Juice High in Nitrates
Red beet root is naturally high in nitrates (NO3) which are believed to support athletic performance. A study led by the University of Exeter, published in 2009 in the Journal of Applied Physiology, pointed to the benefits of NO3, concluding that they boosted cyclists' endurance. Nitrates are helpful to athletes because they quickly bring oxygen to muscles, essentially making the more difficult efforts easier. Additionally, Bailey et al. (2009) suggests that beet root supplementation may help reduce the O2 cost of exercise, suggesting that beet root supplementation allows for high-intensity exercise to be tolerated for an extended period of time.
Most people had not heard of raspberry ketones until Dr. Oz promoted them as tremendous fat loss support on one of his recent shows. Raspberry ketones are the compounds that are primarily responsible for the aroma of red raspberries. Research suggests that raspberry ketones appear to have the potential to support body fat reduction by increasing norepinephrine-induced lipolysis (stored fat release). Researcher surmise that enhancing lipolysis may augment glycerol release, increasing the translocation of hormone-sensitive lipase in fat cells, and increasing brown adipose tissue, known to increase thermogenesis and oxidation of body fat.
L-carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid that plays a vital role in the metabolism of fat. It functions as a transporter of fatty acids into the mitochondria, the metabolic furnace of the cell. It has been suggested that an adequate supply of L-carnitine is necessary for the maintenance of good health and energy. L-carnitine transports long-chain fatty acids across the mitochondrial membrane to be metabolized and aids in the release of stored body fat, called triglycerides, into the bloodstream for energy and stimulates fatty acid oxidation.
Beta-alanine is an amino acid that promotes muscular energy. A study published in a 2010 issue of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise suggests that supplementation with beta-alanine supports muscular carnosine content and, therefore, total muscle buffer capacity, with the potential to promote physical performance during high-intensity exercise and to delay the onset of neuromuscular fatigue.
Brassica campestris, a lipolytic stimulator, is a cruciferous vegetable that has been suggested to possess weight loss promoting effects. Researchers at the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Sojin et al. (2010) surmised that animals fed a high-fat diet and supplemented with a brassica campestris extract had reduced weight and a decreased amount of adipose tissue. Researchers believed this is because the extract supports both the beta-3-adrenoreceptor in fat cells and the inhibition of adipocyte lipids. Beta3 adrenergic receptors are on the surface of fat cells and when stimulated increase lipolysis and thermogenesis.
L-tyrosine is a precursor to dopamine, also known as the "feel-good hormone." A recent human study suggests that tyrosine supplementation is associated with promoting endurance capacity for moderately trained subjects exercising in a hotter climate. The results also suggest for the first time that the availability of tyrosine, a nutritional dopamine precursor, can influence the ability to subjectively tolerate prolonged submaximal constant-load exercise in hotter temperatures. Additionally, research at the University of Maryland Medical Center suggests that thyroid utilizes l-tyrosine to create thyroid hormones and thus is important to support healthy thyroid function.
L-taurine is a non-essential sulfur-containing amino acid and plays a role in several metabolic processes, such as heart contraction and antioxidant activity. It is essential for cardiovascular function, and development and function of skeletal muscle. In an exercise study conducted with 11 men ages 18-20 and taurine supplementation, it was surmised to support significant increases in VO2 max, exercise time to exhaustion and maximal workload. The results suggest that taurine may protect against exercise-induced DNA damage and enhance the capacity of exercise due to its cellular protective properties. Additionally, in a recent study it was suggested that L-taurine has pro-lipolytic properties on fat cells. They theorize that this lipolytic effect was due to its ability to promote the effect of the beta 2 adrenergic receptors.
Everyone knows caffeine, but do you really know how caffeine affects weight loss? Caffeine is a naturally occurring chemical stimulant called trimethylxanthine. In humans, caffeine acts as a central nervous system stimulant, temporarily helping ward off drowsiness and supporting alertness. It is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive ingredient. Top Secret has included caffeine in Cardio Igniter for its ability to support aerobic performance, reduce fatigue, stimulate mental activity, induce lipolysis, and help prioritize fat as an energy source during exercise.
Evodiamine is an extract from the Tetradium family of plants. Research has suggested that evodiamine acts primarily as a thermogenic, similar to capsaicin. Additional research suggests that evodiamine strongly inhibits adipocyte differentiation or fat cell replication.
Choline bitartrate is a water-soluble B vitamin that is a precursor to acetylcholine, one of the crucial brain chemicals. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter used throughout the body; it controls muscle contraction and determines your brain speed. Reductions in plasma choline associated with strenuous exercise may reduce acetylcholine release, and could thereby negatively affect endurance or performance. Research suggests that choline levels drop during exercise, and supplementing choline prior to exercise may help enhance pre-workout vigor and reduce post-workout fatigue.
Choline, Caffeine, Carnitine Combination
Research suggests a synergistic effect when choline, caffeine, and carnitine are combined, as they are in their scientifically formulated proprietary blend. In an animal study conducted by the Department of Nutrition at the University of Tennessee, it was surmised that this combination of supplements supported a decrease in body fat and was attributed to increased fat utilization for energy. In a follow-up study, this combination was also surmised to augment exercise performance and promote fatty acid oxidation.
Thiamine disulfide is a modified version of the vitamin thiamine that works selectively on the brain. Thiamine is known to play a key role in normal nervous system function. In a study with 120 young adult females that took either a placebo or thiamine each day for two months, it was reported that the group supplemented with thiamine reported being more clearheaded, composed, and energetic.
Electrolytes are needed to maintain proper fluid balance and to optimize your energy levels so you can function at your best. Electrolytes are important because they are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, and muscle) use to maintain voltages across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses across themselves and to other cells. Your kidneys work to keep the electrolyte concentrations in your blood constant despite changes in your body. For example, when you exercise heavily, you lose electrolytes in your sweat, particularly sodium and potassium. These electrolytes must be replaced to keep the electrolyte concentrations of your body fluids constant. Top Secret has added a unique electrolyte matrix of dipotassium phosphate, disodium phosphate, magnesium glycerophosphate, and magnesium aspartate to Cardio Igniter to help maintain a desirable electrolyte balance while exercising.
Cardio Igniter Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Cardio Igniter high in stimulants?
This is a stimulant product, if you are sensitive to stimulants start with a half serving and measure your tolerance. If you wish to increase the serving size do so gradually and never take more than two servings at a time. As always, check with your physician before engaging aerobic activity while taking supplements.
How should I take the Cardio Igniter?
Take the Cardio Igniter prior or during exercise where aerobic performance and fat burning are of importance. It is best when mixed with 12-16 oz of water, but it can be taken with less water.
I do a pre-workout supplement before weights and then I do cardio. Can I still take the Cardio Igniter?
It is actually a good idea to take the cardio igniter post workout prior to cardio to take advantage of the anabolic window and prime your body for aerobic exercise. Just assess your tolerance to stimulants and adjust the serving size accordingly.
What should I feel from taking the Cardio Igniter?
If Top Secret has accomplished their goal, MOTIVATED! Because you will be focused, and know that you are stimulating fat burning and improving exercise performance. As for what you should expect to feel physically, you may sweat more, have a lot of energy, and feel like you can perform for a longer period of time. Best of all will be the results!
I am a triathlete is the Cardio Igniter something I should take?
For sure, Top Secret would recommend you use the Cardio Igniter during your track work, and shorter duration workouts.
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